Fibre Optic Nose: Sensing Volatile Organic Components

  • DIT Hothouse
  • From Ireland
  • Responsive
  • Knowhow and Research output

Summary of the technology

Low cost detection of contaminants in the food, oil, gas, chemical, pharmaceutical, and medical diagnostic sectors.

Related Keywords

  • Analyses / Test Facilities and Methods
  • Electronic measurement systems
  • Safety
  • Environment
  • Detection and Analysis methods
  • Food Microbiology / Toxicology / Quality Control
  • Safe production methods
  • Tracability of food
  • Food Processing
  • Food Technology
  • Diagnostics, Diagnosis
  • Agriculture
  • Diagnostic equipment
  • Welfare technologies
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology Market
  • connected health
  • independent living
  • Diagnostic
  • medical devices
  • contamination
  • Certified Organic Seafood
  • volatile organic compound control

About DIT Hothouse

DIT Hothouse is the award-winning Innovation and Knowledge Transfer Office at Dublin Institute of Technology, responsible for the commercialisation of intellectual property arising from DIT research. DIT Hothouse is the hub of innovation and technology transfer activities in DIT, the place where business meets innovation. DIT Hothouse has a range of spinout technologies available to industry across Life Sciences, Food, ICT, Software, Industrial Technology, Manufacturing and Clean Technologies. Our team works with students, lecturers and research teams across DIT as well as with entrepreneurs, industry leaders and investors. Through the DIT Hothouse New Frontiers Startup Programme, we provide a startup incubator for innovative and promising startup companies.

Our Mission

The mission of DIT Hothouse is to:

Maximise the commercialisation of new technologies developed by the growing community of DIT researchers.
Partner with industry on research collaboration, research consultancy and contract research.
Support the launch of knowledge-intensive startups with the potential to generate significant economic benefits for Ireland through our startup support programmes and the DIT Hothouse Incubator.
Our Offering
At DIT Hothouse we assist:

Entrepreneurs to start and grow businesses.
Industry partners to find new technologies, research partners, and funding.
Investors to find high-potential opportunities.
DIT staff and students to commercialise their intellectual property (IP).
Technology transfer offices in the Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITTD), the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB), the Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dún Laoghaire (IADT) and the National College of Ireland (NCI) and the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) in their commercialisation activities.
Whichever category you belong to, DIT Hothouse can provide you with unparalleled expertise, skills and resources to help you achieve your goals.‌

Our Success


Since its establishment in 2007, DIT Hothouse has consistently outperformed all other Irish university technology transfer offices, completing up to 20% of the annual commercial technology transfer licences in Ireland. Through its Enterprise Ireland-funded Incubation Programmes, DIT Hothouse has helped create nearly 400 sustainable businesses that have attracted €195 million in equity investment and created approximately 1,700 quality jobs.

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